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Old Apr 21, '11, 10:42 am
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lets see if you send a check out every Friday...it will reach me by Tuesday...

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Stations of the Cross are at noon, so you could do that on your lunch hour if you work close enough to a Church. Actually, a lot ot days that aren't obligatory have mass at noon on weekdays, such as Ash Wednesday, so that working people can observe the day.
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hummm...for your alms..let me give you may address (I need more books)

lets see if you send a check out every Friday...it will reach me by Tuesday...

I can deposit it ..and then ...by the end of the week...more books!
Actually, I am my own favorite non-profit...<--that is a "wink" emoticon, implying facetiousness... (I shouldn't have to say that, but you never can tell)
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Old Apr 21, '11, 2:11 pm
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I work fo ra parish so I have to work on Good Friday. I get in at 8AM and stay until things are cleaned up after the afternoon service..around 4:30. I work Holy Saturday and Easter too.
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as to Sunday...

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_cs...3s2c1a3.htm#II

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2193 "On Sundays and other holy days of obligation the faithful are bound . . . to abstain from those labors and business concerns which impede the worship to be rendered to God, the joy which is proper to the Lord's Day, or the proper relaxation of mind and body" (CIC, can. 1247).

(though of course some have to work...like Doctors etc...)
Your right as I pointed out some do by necessity have to work

Those through necessity who have no choice but to work do not incur sin upon themselves.

Such jobs are not limited to Nurses, Doctors, Firemen, and Police Officers.

I remember when many U.S. States and Canadian Provinces once had a Day of Rest Act for Sundays. With the dawn of Sunday Shopping stipulated and approved by government laws has made Sunday as just an ordinary day of the week in the commercial business world.

I certainly didn't approve of this over fifteen years ago. And I remember the Catholic Church and many other Christian denominations making a big contention about this to no avail.

The commerce world lobbied and pressured governments to get rid of the Sunday Day of Rest Act.

But not unlike the Abortion issue as usual to many citizens along with Catholics and other Christians were too indifferent for not having a bigger voice to oppose it.

And so here we are today, chocking and feeding on the result of this legacy.
Bottom line as a whole we have nobody to blame but ourselves collectively.

But I still believe in Keeping the Sabbath Holy. And you wonder how families have eroded over time when there were families who once cherished the tradition of gathering after Mass on Sundays. I still honor this tradition. Some sadly cannot.

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Please note that August 15th (Assumption), November 1st (All Saints) and December 8th (Immaculate Conception) are days of obligation in the US. And, if at all possible, you should make plans to take those days off (including, if money is an issue, setting aside a little bit each week so that it won't be too much of a hardship when the day comes up).
Wow. I had no idea about this.
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I remember when many U.S. States and Canadian Provinces once had a Day of Rest Act for Sundays. With the dawn of Sunday Shopping stipulated and approved by government laws has made Sunday as just an ordinary day of the week in the commercial business world.

The commerce world lobbied and pressured governments to get rid of the Sunday Day of Rest Act.

But not unlike the Abortion issue as usual to many citizens along with Catholics and other Christians were too indifferent for not having a bigger voice to oppose it.

And so here we are today, chocking and feeding on the result of this legacy.
Bottom line as a whole we have nobody to blame but ourselves collectively.
I remember this. In Canada it was called "The Lord's Day Act" and the courts ruled it unconstitutional and is now of no force or effect. Really, when something like this goes to the Supreme Court of Canada, there's not much citizens can do.
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Your right as I pointed out some do by necessity have to work

Those through necessity who have no choice but to work do not incur sin upon themselves.

Such jobs are not limited to Nurses, Doctors, Firemen, and Police Officers.

I remember when many U.S. States and Canadian Provinces once had a Day of Rest Act for Sundays. With the dawn of Sunday Shopping stipulated and approved by government laws has made Sunday as just an ordinary day of the week in the commercial business world.

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I'm lucky that I live in a province where Good Friday is a statutory holiday but Thanksgiving isn't -- at least it isn't for the average Joe, but unionized workers usually have it in their negotiated package and some employers do give it as a paid holiday.
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I remember this. In Canada it was called "The Lord's Day Act" and the courts ruled it unconstitutional and is now of no force or effect. Really, when something like this goes to the Supreme Court of Canada, there's not much citizens can do.

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Really, when something like this goes to the Supreme Court of Canada, there's not much citizens can do
Have you ever heard the old axiom ("Those") or the proverbial wheel that squeaks the most gets greased? Few people readily take note that those people who squeak most are BIG minority groups with a far greater voice and power than the Silent Majority who indifferently sit on their duffs and say hardly anything.

Hence; we see Sunday shopping, Abortion, Same-Sex marriage and the whole immoral lot approved by governments. Go figure!

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